Level 1 Trauma Center for Children
Hurley's Level 1 Trauma Center: Your first choice when seconds count.
Hurley Medical Center combines the latest healthcare technology with exceptional physicians and staff to provide the highest level of medical care to trauma patients throughout Michigan, including both adults and children. Level 1 verification is the highest credential possible from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for any trauma center. The Hurley Level 1 Trauma Center is affiliated with the University of Michigan Health Center and provides immediate response by a highly specialized, in-house team of trauma professionals 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
What is a Trauma Center?
A trauma center provides a well-organized, rapid response by healthcare professionals to adults or children who have been critically injured. An effective trauma response requires immediate action by a highly skilled, integrated team led by a general surgeon with special training in trauma. The trauma surgeon determines and organizes the appropriate treatment for the injured person.
Trauma is a time-sensitive condition, and the Hurley Level 1 Trauma Center has the speed, efficiency and experience to deal with the most intense demands of a critically injured patient. In most cases, trauma patients are in the operating room within 30 minutes of their arrival at Hurley's Level 1 Trauma Center.
Michigan's northernmost Level 1 Trauma Center
As the area’s only Level 1 trauma center and Michigan’s northernmost facility, the Level 1 Trauma Center at Hurley treats approximately over 1,600 patients per year from across the state. We are unique in our ability to provide comprehensive care to both adults and children, from our initial response to traumatic injury, through inpatient treatment in Hurley Medical Center’s 415-bed hospital as well as outpatient treatment and follow-up services.
Highly specialized critical care for children
Hurley Medical Center offers a separate pediatric emergency services area, enabling us to provide child-focused care in a separate area from adult populations, as well as the region's only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Our regional Burn Unit is unique among trauma facilities, enabling us to provide full-spectrum medical services to burn patients, from initial admission through inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient treatment.
Trauma care that respects the wishes and opinions of patients and their families
We follow a patient- and family-centered care model, designed to help empower patients and their families in determining the course of treatment and care. Hurley’s Level 1 Trauma Center administers comprehensive quality assurance programs to make sure our trauma care is consistently at the highest level, and it has been chosen to participate in the Michigan Trauma Quality Improvement Program, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Participation in this program enables us to develop and share best practices with other trauma centers and offers additional, externally verified quality assurance measures.
The Hurley Level 1 Trauma Center accepts all trauma patients and transfers, regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay. Our sole mission is to save lives.